Court proceedings are extremely costly, stressful and time consuming. Therefore, it is important to understand what we can and cannot achieve. We are lawyers and our role in helping you to bring a claim for medical negligence is to try to obtain financial compensation for the injury that has been have suffered. Whilst we try to obtain an apology, this is not always possible, even if blame is admitted and the Defendants agree to pay you compensation.
A successful claim for medical negligence will not directly affect the ability of any doctor or nurse to continue to practise medicine. On the other hand, often the very fact that we have investigated a potential claim will mean that the medical and administrative staff involved begin to ask themselves why their patient has found it necessary to consult a lawyer, and that often results in them making their own investigations, which can then lead to a direct improvement in the service that they then provide to other patients in the future.
If we investigate your claim we can usually help you to understand what went wrong and why, even if we have to advise you that the circumstances are such that a claim cannot be pursued.Posted in More on medical negligence